Video Poker is a beloved game that is able to be gambled on in casinos all over the world, or alternatively at home on your personal computer, using a net account. The regulations are absolutely straightforward and involve the player attempting to achieve the greatest assemblage of cards possible in order to acquire money. In this respect it’s very similar as a regular game of poker, apart from the involvement with other players. Of course, techniques used in a physical game of poker, like bluffing, will be useless here.

The game of Video Poker begins when the gambler puts credits (either tokens, tickets or cash) into the machine and presses the draw button. A hand of 5 cards will be electronically ‘given out’ on the video screen.

The Video Poker machine also has buttons with ‘hold’ written on them, and gamblers will need to now choose which cards to hold and which to throw away. For the cards the player wishes to keep, the ‘hold’ buttons need to be pressed so that they illuminate. The player can choose to keep any number of cards they wish, from all to none.

After the gambler has selected which cards he would like to keep, they should press ‘draw’, at which point any fresh cards will be dealt if desired. The round is now finished, with the Video Poker machine scanning the cards to see if it is the same as any of the winning hands shown on the pay out schedule.

Generally, the minimum winning hand on an Electronic Poker machine is a pair of jacks with the prize money getting larger for each better hand. A common list of winning hands starts with jacks or better, and moves on to two pairs, 3 of a kinds, straights, flushes, full houses, 4 of a kinds, straight flushes and finally royal flushes. It definitely goes without saying that the pay out schedule can range from machine to machine, so that discerning players are able to select the most profitable machine each time.

Once the first round has finished, the player can either choose to remain on in an attempt to increase their earnings, or press the ‘collect’ button to retrieve any credits that they may have won. Additionally, a few styles of the game allow the gambler a chance to increase their profits, in which instance a further round is played. There are also variations between individual machines, with some virtual decks including wild cards and other differing aspects to increase playability.